Denver Broncos must get a backup quarterback
Yes, I realize there are probably bigger holes on the roster than the backup to Russell Wilson but hear me out. Russell has been terrible this year. He has also been playing injured.
No offense to Bretty Rypien, but he doesn’t exactly inspire confidence in Denver Bronco fans across the country, and he will never be more than a below-average backup. This means the decision of whether to start an ailing Russell Wilson or not becomes that much more difficult, and I imagine that we will find out just how serious Russell Wilson was hurt this season in the following months.
Furthermore, if Russell Wilson is healthy but continues to stink up the place, the Denver Broncos need someone they could be willing to turn to if things continue to go south next year.
And finally, the Denver Broncos need to do a better job of investing in the quarterback position in general. The Green Bay Packers did a phenomenal job of this back in the Brett Favre era, and all it takes is investing in day three quarterbacks with potential.
So whether it is a talented rookie (and there are several guys that could fit this bill landing on day 2 or 3 of the NFL Draft this year), or spending a bit more money on a veteran quarterback like Baker Mayfield or Sam Darnold, the Denver Broncos need to do something here. Option B of our quarterback situation shouldn’t be playing an injured Russell Wilson and option C of our quarterback situation shouldn’t be playing a really injured Russell Wilson.
There are plenty of other things George Paton needs to do next year to ensure the Denver Broncos can be playoff contenders like locking up Dre’Mont Jones among other things, but these are the most important five. We’ve seen just how impressive this defense is now imagine if the Denver Broncos offense could even be average.